Ultraviolet, Kylesa‘s great, layered, melodic release from earlier this year has found its way on to several year end lists. Perhaps most notably, they were #12 on Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2013”. As an interesting side note, 3 of the bands in the top 20 played The Jinx this year, with Kylesa (obviously), Inter Arma (#9) and Blood Ceremony (#6) all having played in 2013. Also, Windhand (#3) played late last year, and members of Mastodon (#19) played in Primate earlier this year. That’s pretty great for a tiny club in a small city.
Magnet has the Kylesa release at the top of their list. ASG (#7) also put on a great show at the Jinx this year.
Ultraviolet was #17 (of 50) in the Metal Descent list.
Metal Assault placed Kylesa at #38 (of 50).
Don’t forget they’ve formed the Retro Futurist record label and are offering a subscription with a bunch of exclusive goodies in the new year.
Here’s the video for the aforementioned track “Unspoken”, and a few photos (a couple more after the jump) from The Jinx show this year.